March 14, 2008 / 8:48 AM / 10 years ago

Coldplay, Petty headline new B.C. festival

NASHVILLE (Billboard) - Coldplay, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Jay-Z and Nine Inch Nails will headline the inaugural Pemberton Festival, set for July 25-27 in Pemberton, B.C., a popular resort two hours’ drive from Vancouver.

<p>Coldplay drummer Will Champion (L), guitarist Jonny Buckland (2nd L), lead singer Chris Martin, and bass guitarist Guy Berryman (R) pose before a news conference in Buenos Aires February 22, 2007. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian</p>

Also on the bill are My Morning Jacket, the Tragically Hip, Interpol, Flaming Lips and Death Cab For Cutie, along with newer acts like Vampire Weekend, MGMT and Sia.

The plan is to feature two stages, a dance stage and more than 50 bands. Tickets go on sale March 28.

Reuters/Billboard

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